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Origins of the Graves surname

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About the Graveses

We have a total number of 61721 records for people with the last name Graves.

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Where do most Graveses live?

In 1921, most Graveses lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Graveses

How common is your surname?

795th most common surname in the UK

We have 49,200 records for the Graves surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Graveses most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Graves first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Graves family members

Common jobs for Graveses

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Graveses in 1921


General Servant Domestic


Domestic Servant


Living On Own Means




Common Male occupations for Graveses in 1921
Agricultural Labourer


Farm Hands


Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers


Farm Labourer




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